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OECD/NCAL. Learning to Bridge the Digital Divide

Author: 
Wagner, D.A. et al. (Editors)
Date of publication: 
Mon, 2000-01-24

As digital technologies become firmly embedded in everyday affairs, they enable most people to lead more productive and rewarding lives. They can help all societies to solve long standing economic and social problems, but they also

Adult Basic Skills in OECD Countries: Policy Issues and Research Agenda

Author: 
Stern, David; Tuijman, Albert
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

This report considers a sequence of three questions: How might national
and international surveys contribute to a better understanding of the relationship
between schooling and adult basic skills, and second, between basic skills and
dependent variables such as labor force participation, unemployment, and

Sharing ideas and language with illiterate women: A challenge for print feminism

Author: 
Miller, Stephanie
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

Further to the new knowledge regarding complex definitions of illiteracy, researchers have also begun to identify the
gendered nature of the literacy issue. Most statistics show that illiteracy is in fact, a gendered problem: twothirds of the
750 million nonliterate adults in the world are women ("Closing" 56). Within the North American context, though, there

High Expectation - High Achievement on Literacy " What Shall We Do In This Hangman's Hour"

Author: 
Linnakyla, Pirjo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

Finland is a country of great expectations on literacy and literacy education. Parents have great expectations on their
children's literacy; so that almost half of the children (40-50 %) are able to read already when they begin school. The
children themselves are eager to learn to read, not so much to please their parents, their future teachers or for noble

Functional Literacy of Older Adults: The Case of the Netherlands

Author: 
van der Kamp, Max; Scheeren, Jo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The way adults use written information they encounter in daily life is a growing concern in many industrialized
countries. The ability to respond on documents such as safety rules on the workplace, manuals for new technology,

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